YouTube star Jenna Marbles says she’s signing off… for now.
The YouTube star, whose authentic title is Jenna Mourey, declared Thursday by using her channel that she will no lengthier be producing information due the backlash she has confronted above previous films, like numerous in which she dons blackface.
In a online video named “A Message,” Mourey suggests, “I feel like we’re at a time in which we are purging ourselves of something and almost everything toxic.”
She has in excess of 20.2 million followers on the movie-primarily based platform.
The films in dilemma, now designed private by Mourey, were manufactured from 2011-2012. In a single, she dons blackface to impersonate rapper Nikki Minaj. In yet another movie commonly scorned on social media, she raps about Asian men and women with lyrics that include things like “Hey Ching Chong Wing Wong, shake your King Kong ding dong.” But yet another movie is dedicated to shaming girls who “slept around.”
“I do want to tell you how unbelievably sorry I am if I ever offended you by publishing this video or by doing this impact, and that that was never my intention,” Mourey reported.
“It’s not alright. It is shameful. It is terrible. I want it wasn’t portion of my past.”
Mourey created her channel back in 2010, when YouTube was in its infancy. Her video clips rapidly racked up in excess of 3 billion views.
In her apology video, the online sensation says she’s transferring on “for now.”
“I really don’t know how long it’s heading to be. I just want to make confident the points I’m putting in the earth are not hurting everyone … so I will need to be accomplished with this channel, for now or for for good.”
Her movie was fulfilled by supporters with blended inner thoughts on social media.
“Hold social influencers accountable. Maintain community figures accountable. Do not permit individuals get away with problematic items just because they’re well known or prosperous,” one enthusiast wrote on YouTube.
“Let’s cease normalizing going back again by 10 many years of somebody’s lifestyle hoping you stumble upon a blunder to check out and destroy their daily life,” YouTube star and singer Gabbie Hanna reported.